Name: Mr. Abhishek Bachchan.
Birth date: 5th February, 1976.
Claps for: Being a versatile and cool actor.
Slaps for: Not getting his due in Bollywood despite being so talented.
Abhishek Bachchan, who turns 39 today, is one actor who is considered to be lucky for being Big B's son and getting an entry into Bollywood without much struggle. But his real struggle started after his debut 'Refugee' with a series of flops that had almost got him written off from every director's list. But surely, things took a turn for him at a certain point in his career. Married to one of the most beautiful woman in the world, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jr.B is blessed with a daughter.
Let us look at some of the best films of his career that proved he is much beyond the unnecessary comparisons with his father.
The film that ended his spate of flops and bad luck in Bollywood. His rough, angry and uncivilized Lallan Singh was so powerful that it instantly made the audiences forget his previous flops. It is still considered as one his best performances and gave us a new and improved Jr.Bachchan.
'Dhoom' was the movie that made him a star overnight. While Abhishek had become a top choice for the supporting lead in various films, his tough-cop act in the movie gave him many more admirers.
3. Bunty Aur Babli:
After having proved that he can carry a movie alone on his shoulders, Abhishek gave Bollywood one of its highest grossing movies of that time- 'Bunty Aur Babli'. His comic-timing and getting into the character as various disguises was appreciated by all.
This movie gave us a matured Abhishek Bachchan. 'Guru' is undoubtedly his best till date where he proved that he can not only play fictional roles but can also portray a larger-than-life character on-screen. The ease with which he played an intelligent and high-spirited Gujrati businessman caught everyone's notice. His was considered as the best performance of the year before Shah Rukh Khan came with his stellar performance in 'Chak De! India' in the second half of the year.
The 'Dhoom' Jodi of Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham came together but this time, not as rivals, but as men pretending to be homosexuals. The movie was one of the biggest hits of the year and while John and Priyanka Chopra were praised for raising the temperature with their hotness, it was Jr.Bachchan who swept away with almost all the awards in the comic category for his brilliant, carefree and funny portrayal as the man pretending to be a gay. And we all still wait for a sequel to this movie and to see John and Abhishek together in this comic caper again.
Abhishek Bachchan is known for his chemistry with male co-stars more than his female ones. And this time, he took it on another level by playing a father to his real-life father Amitabh Bachchan. He was able to stand out and carve his own place despite of the brilliant and strong performances by Amitabh Bachchan and Vidya Balan.
7. Dum Maro Dum:
His performance in 'Dum Maro Dum' as the handsome angry police officer reminded everyone of the original angry young man of B-town. He played the role of a narcotics officer with much passion, anger and conviction and managed to steal the show once again.
8. Bol Bachchan:
Here is another terrific comic performance by Jr.Bachchan. His performance as the man pretending to live two lives was so amazing and funny that he stole the show from ace actor Ajay Devgn. Considered as one of his funniest role till date, he once again became a favourite at all the award ceremonies.
9. Happy New Year:
This movie had eight brilliant actors including King Khan but still Jr.Bachchan managed to steal the limelight with his brilliant comic performance and weird antics.
Here's wishing AB a very Happy Birthday and lots of success!